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Doguwa Alleged Arson: Police Concludes Investigation






Aminu Abdullahi


The Inspector General of Police Investigation team investigating alleged culpable homicide against the House of Representatives Majority Leader, Alhassan Ado Doguwa, has concluded their Jobs and submitted their findings to the Kano State Ministry of Justice.

KANO FOCUS reports already the Kano Ministry of Justice, is said to assured after receiving the Police Investigation reports, that they would soon commence the full prosecution of Doguwa.

On Friday, the Kano State Attorney General, and Commissioner for Justice, Musa Abdullahi Lawan confirmed that the Police has submitted the alleged culpable homicide and other criminal offences case diary to them for their perusal and possible next line of action.

Addressing Journalists in his office, shortly after he receiving the diary, the Attorney General said the Kano State Commissioner of Police transmitted the diary to the the Ministry around 12:45hrs.

Lawan said “I will like to assure the general public that within a very short possible time, we are going to study the case diary with a view to giving to our legal advise on it” .

KANO FOCUS recalled that the Kano Attorney General, and the Commissioner for Justice, informed the public that that Ministry had resend the case diary back to Police for further investigation, asking it provide more details on the allegations against the defendant to warrant the Ministry of justice to prosecute Doguwa.

Among the exhibits the Ministry was demanding include the picture of the corpses, the witness statements, the gun recovered among many other exhibits to enable prosecution prove the alleged offences as charge.

The Kano Command of Nigeria Police arrested and charged Doguwa, alongside others, for alleged criminal conspiracy, and culpable homicide.

He was also charged with causing grievous hurt, mischief by fire, and inciting disturbance.

The police prosecutor told the court that Mr Doguwa allegedly committed the offence on 26 February at the Tudun Wada Local Government Area of Kano State.

The police said the offences are contrary to sections 97, 114, 221,247 and 336 of the penal code.

Mr Doguwa was initially charged to a magistrate court in Kano but his lawyer approached the Federal High Court and sought his bail while questioning the jurisdiction of the magistrate to entertain the case.

However, in an exparte application for the enforcement of his rights, Mr Doguwa’s counsel, Nuraini Jimoh, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), appealed to the court to release the accused on bail on the ground that the magistrate court that has no jurisdiction to entertain the case.

The judge, Yunusa Muhammad, granted him bail in the sum of N500m, with the condition that the suspect must provide two sureties, one of which shall be a first-class traditional ruler while the other must be a permanent secretary at the Federal civil servant.

Recently, a Retired Chief Magistrate In Kano Muntari Garba Dandago filed a suit before Kano State High Court asking it to grant him leave for the court to issue order of mandamus against Kano Attorney General for not prosecuting the majority leader.

Meanwhile, the case scheduled for hearing on Monday 8th May, 2023 for hearing on notice but could not continue due to the absence of judge who was said to be away for election petition tribunal in Adamawa state.

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UNICEF applauds Kano State for enacting Child Protection Law, calls for effective implementation



Nasiru Yusuf Ibrahim 

United Nations Children’s Funds (UNICEF) has commended the Government and citizens of Kano State for the recent enactment of the Child Protection Law, signed into law by former Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje.

KANO FOCUS reports that the commendation was contained in a statement issued by Samuel Kaalu UNICEF spokesperson in Kano.

The statement quoted Mr. Rahama R.M. Farah, Chief of UNICEF Field Office Kano, saying “The Kano State Child Protection Law is a remarkable achievement that benefits the children and people of Kano. It establishes a legal framework to ensure the protection of children’s rights within the state.

“Now that the law has been established, it is crucial to allocate the necessary resources and establish mechanisms for its effective implementation. We urge the new administration in Kano State to take this vital step and provide adequate resources to ensure the comprehensive enforcement of the law.

Mr. Farah added that with the enactment of this law, Kano State joins other states that have successfully incorporated the Nigeria Child Rights Act, originally enacted by the National Assembly in 2003, into their legal frameworks.

He said “It is important to note that this Act is derived from the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), of which Nigeria is a signatory. Extensive consultations were conducted with key stakeholders, including faith-based and community leaders, during the development of the bill.

“This collaborative effort ensured that the law reflects the values and aspirations of the people of Kano.”


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APC condemns Kano demolition exercise



Aminu Abdullahi






The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kano State has implored the victims of the recent demolition exercise embarked upon by the Kano State government to seek legal redress while describing the action of the new NNPP administration as barbaric and unacceptable.


KANO FOCUS reports that the Ag. State Chairman of the opposition party, Shehu Maiagari made the condemnation while Speaking at a press conference held on Tuesday at the NUJ Press Centre, Kano.

The politician condemned the spate of demolition of business interests and property across the state by the Governor, Engineer Abba Kabir Yusuf.

“The action of the state government has brought unnecessary chaos, rampant vandalism, daylight robbery and grabbing of property belonging to innocent members of the Kano society” he lamented.

The opposition party insisted that the demolition has destroyed the means of livelihood of the people of the state while lamenting that it has equally tarnished the reputation of the state as a safe commercial centre for secured business investment.

The APC appealed to security agencies in the state to step up action and restore the people’s confidence in light of the shock they had experienced while imploring parents and guardians to caution their children against being used as agents of destruction by the state government.

“We assure the good people of the state of our prayers and support in this trying period; we also implore those affected directly or indirectly, to seek redress in the court of law,” they stated.

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Kano Governor Appoints Habu Fagge as Pension Boss



Nasiru Yusuf Ibrahim

Kano State Governor Engr. Abba Kabir Yusuf has approved the appointment of Alhaji Habu Muhammad Fagge  as Executive Chairman, Kano State Pension Board Trustee.

KANO FOCUS reports that the appointment takes effect immediately as the governor directed for handing over and taking over within  24 hours.

A statement issued by Chief Press Secretary to the governor Sanusi Bature Dawakin Tofa said Alhaji Habu Fagge, a holder of Bsc Finance from Abraham Lincoln University, served two terms as Executive Chairman of Kano Internal Revenue Services.

The statement added that the new appointee had served Kano State as director finance, director planning, research and statistics and director other taxes.

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